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Friday, April 18, 2014
Eagles excited about Logan's future

By Andy Jasner

The Philadelphia Eagles selected University of Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson in the first round, No. 4 overall, last season. That pick was a winner in every way as Johnson started all 16 games and was a key contributor.

In the second round, the Eagles nabbed Stanford tight end Zach Ertz, and he became a clutch player by the end of the regular season with four touchdowns.

The really good teams draft solid players in Round 3 and beyond.

In the NFL draft next month, the Eagles will pick No. 86 overall in the third round.

Last season, the Eagles took LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan in the third round. The 6-foot-2, 309-pound Logan had his good moments and even started the Eagles' final eight games. In fact, by trading Isaac Sopoaga at the deadline, the Eagles gave Logan room to grow.

Logan registered two sacks in the first half of the season. But he also had 43 tackles despite playing in a limited role.

Still, the No. 67 overall draft pick showed promise in stopping the run and being a factor in the middle of the defensive line. For a third-round pick, Logan displayed potential.

Whether he takes the next step remains to be seen. But it will definitely be worth watching.

"We think Benny did a tremendous job as a rookie," Eagles GM Howie Roseman told CSNPhilly.com. "He's incredibly strong, he's athletic, he's got a very bright future."